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George Bradford Williams, son of Abiathar and Anna (Dean) Williams, was born November 12, 1824. He was educated in the Taunton public schools, and always prided himself on being an old Academy boy. He became one of the stanch monied men of Taunton, starting early in life with a goodly inheritance. He constantly added to it by thrift and good management, until gradually he became the largest real estate owner in Taunton. Like his father, he was engaged in the lumber business. In the early days lumber was discharged far down the river, and rafted up, and Mr. Williams was a prominent figure on all of these rafts after he became old enough to go into business. He became his father's partner, and his nam,e appeared in the firm, through all its change.s, until his retirement in 1887. He was a sturdy specimen of old New England stock. He was quiet and unpretentious in manner, keen in business affairs, and strictly honest in all of his dealings. It would seem that no man could leave a better heritage to his family. Like his ances- tors, he was a stanch supporter of the First Congregational Society of Taunton. Mr. Williams married Sarah Carver Barstow, daughter of Charles Carver Barstow, and sister of the late Charles M. C. Barstow. They reared a large family, as follows:

  1. George, born July 29, 1849;
  2. Charles K., February 9, 1851 ;
  3. Sarah, born September 4. 1852;
  4. Frederick, born August 4. 1854;
  5. Abiathar Gilbert, born February 4, 1856;
  6. Enos D., October 30, 1857;
  7. Charlotte A., October 20, 1858;
  8. Alice M., September 17, 1860;
  9. Franklin D., November 21, 1861 ;
  10. Enos D., August 9, 1863 ;
  11. Alfred B., July 8, 1865;
  12. Ida L., October 11, 1866.
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